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Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.

Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.

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Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.

Language:

English


Episodes

CNN Is in a Post-Trump Slump. What Does That Mean for Don Lemon?

4/15/2021
The prime-time host on the future of cable news, the urgency of conversations about race and whether CNN is a boys’ club. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:47:25

A Public Health Lesson for Ron DeSantis, From Harvard

4/12/2021
Michelle A. Williams, an epidemiologist and Harvard dean, urges politicians to focus on public health if they want a strong economy. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:34:16

A 5 O’Clock Shuttle to Mars?

4/8/2021
Diana Trujillo, a NASA flight director, discusses the future of space travel and the search for signs of life on the red planet. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:29:55

Is Apple's Privacy Push Facebook's Existential Threat?

4/5/2021
Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook says it's not. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:36:21

Why It's Taken Us So Long to Talk About Anti-Asian Racism

4/1/2021
The writer and poet Cathy Park Hong discusses Asian outrage and why she's seeking power, not assimilation. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:42:06

Amy Klobuchar vs. Silicon Valley

3/29/2021
The senator presents her case for regulating big tech and why it’s time to "make antitrust cool again." You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:44:15

The Spiritual Teacher Biden’s Campaign Called for Help

3/25/2021
Glennon Doyle says her role has been to “go get the white women.” You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:43:39

What the Heck are NFTs? Let's Ask Beeple.

3/22/2021
The artist, whose real name is Mike Winklemann, just sold an encrypted digital collage for $69 million. So are non-fungible tokens the next new asset class, or is it all hype? You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:48:19

Airbnb Has a Hate Group Problem Too

3/18/2021
But it’s not the same as Facebook’s. C.E.O. Brian Chesky discusses why he and Mark Zuckerberg have different consequences to consider. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:33:21

Stop Whining About Big Government

3/15/2021
Economist Mariana Mazzucato says the narrative that the private sector drives innovation is only half the story. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:45:33

Spike Lee Predicts the Future

3/11/2021
The director of “Da 5 Bloods” talks about why his old movies still resonate, whether an awards snub even matters and how it’s not his job to end racism. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:46:17

I Asked the Head of Space Force What the Agency Has Done for Me Lately

3/8/2021
Gen. John Raymond has put up with plenty of mockery. But, he says, there’s nothing funny about protecting U.S. interests from Russian and Chinese anti-satellite technology. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:30:47

Stacey Abrams on American Idealism and American Betrayal

3/4/2021
After she helped win major Democratic victories in Georgia, the right is retaliating, and it’s getting personal. But Abrams says she doesn’t mind; it’s all about the long game. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:46:16

If Government Did Its Job We Might Not Need GoFundMe

3/1/2021
The crowdfunding platform helps people pay their rent and medical bills. Its chief executive, Tim Cadogan, says it was never meant to be a social safety net. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:28:22

Sacha Baron Cohen Has a Message for Mark Zuckerberg

2/25/2021
The actor who, as Borat, drew our attention to racism, misogyny and autocratic propaganda calls out the social media companies who profit off these trends. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:40:10

Lessons on Resilience From Dogs and Dog Sledders

2/22/2021
The adventurer Blair Braverman has led a team of sled dogs over a 900-mile race in Alaska, seen her skin dissolve in the desert and overcome Covid-19. What makes it all less terrifying? Accepting the unknown. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:39:09

Bonus: Is Kara a Chump?

2/19/2021
Kara’s conversation yesterday with Oberlin College’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar, touched on the cost of a college education and why “sticker prices” are so high. She called up Ron Lieber, who writes the “Your Money” column for The Times, to discuss. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:21:13

No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.

2/18/2021
Colleges across the country are figuring out how Covid has changed the college experience, while parents are struggling to understand why schools haven’t changed their price tag. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:41:50

Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet

2/15/2021
He has billions to donate for crises from coronavirus to climate change, and more hope now that Trump is out of office. You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:43:25

Fran Lebowitz Isn’t Buying What Jack Dorsey Is Selling

2/11/2021
The 70-year old social commentator and humorist doesn’t have a smartphone. That doesn’t stop her from having a take on big tech (and everything else). You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.

Duration:00:38:45